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The custom of “Kleethonas” in Santorini

In the Christian tradition, the 24th of June is the day of Birth of St. John the Baptist. In Greece, the celebration of this day was connected over the centuries with 2 particular customs; the so-called “kleethonas” (<gr. «κλήδονας»>) and the jumping over open fires that are lit in the countryside. They both survive from […]

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